Eastern Courier

One stick for vein finder video

Haematology nurse Ella Liang uses the vein finder on Angela Knox.

Finding a suitable vein may pose a challenge on any patient. And those with difficult to find veins can be near impossible but the Haematology day ward at Middlemore Hospital have found the answer.

Big win for culturally diverse designs gallery

Nicola Luey and Khanh Vy celebrate their win at the NZ - Vietnam fashion show.

Separate countries and language barriers have proven little challenge for two designers embarking in a unique collaboration.

Collaborative approach to languages gallery

Howick Intermediate is excited to be part of a cluster of schools receiving funding to establish Asian language programmes. From left; Jayde McDowall, year 7, principal Yolande Franke and Ethan Finefeuiaki, year 7.

Seven schools in East Auckland have received over $100,000 of funding towards Asian language programmes.

Beach retreat has special significance

The nurses' retreat at 18 The Parade, Bucklands Beach has sold at auction for $2 million.

At 99, Lyn Petty's mum coveted this cottage. She's gone, but the house is in the family.

Drivers not stopping

East Auckland school officer Constable Merv Hotter wants people to give way to pedestrians on crossings.

Drivers are increasingly forgetting to slow down around school crossings.

Heart charity supports kids gallery

The Curreen family are grateful for Heart Kids' support. From left Nevin, Trynis and Brent.

Two-year-old Nevin Curreen has battled heart defects all his life and is now recovering from major open-heart surgery.

St Kents win fourth title in five years

Saint Kentigern celebrate winning the Auckland 1st XV Secondary Schools Final.

St Kentigern College's dominance of Auckland 1A rugby has continued with a 17-15 win over Auckland Grammar School at Eden Park.

Archer aiming to take on the world

Rachel Burge is looking for help to allow her to stay at Emmanuel College in the US and compete in archery.

Archer Rachel Burge is shooting for an Olympic target - but she needs some help to keep her dream alive.

WIN: Tickets to Cats

Win tickets to Cats The Musical

CatsĀ is coming to Auckland and we've got double tickets to get you and a friend along to see it for free.

Calendar pets wanted

Beagles Cinnamon and Mint were the winners of last year's SPCA calendar competition.

Does your pet have the makings of a model?

Two brothers with cystic fibrosis video

The Dunlop brothers, from left, Harvey, Lucas and Ethan, enjoy playing outside together even though Harvey and Lucas have cystic fibrosis.

Having cystic fibrosis is like trying to breathe through a straw while blocking your nose.

Cup within reach for Beachlands Maraetai

Beachlands Maraetai's Anthony Schomaker is congratulated on scoring his teams second goal. Counties Manukau Knockout Cup, Semi Final, South Auckland Rangers AFC v  Beachlands Maraetai AFC.

A cup final awaits Beachlands Maraetai AFC.

Let there be light gallery

Alvin Xiong stands below his art installation Reaching the Horizon and Beyond.

Luminous tubes part of art installation at Uxbridge

Cyclists combat human trafficking gallery

Saint Kentigern College's senior boys cycling team will be competing in the Tear Fund Poverty Cycle. From left; Edward Barry, Liam Cappel, Connor Brown, James Brown and Henry Mellsop.

Hundreds of cyclists are looking to shift the gears on human trafficking by competing in a cycle challenge.

Rescue prompts smashing new tool

Constables Paul Watts (with rock) and Simon Russell about to rescue a woman trapped in car on the rising tide in Waitemata Harbour in March. They could not break the windows with their batons.

Dramatic rescue from a sinking car leads police to introduce changes.

Jet ski fisherman 'died doing what he loves'

Coastguard crews found and retrieved Mervin de Rozario's body after a jet ski fishing trip ended in tragedy.

The jet ski fisherman whose body was found in the water was Mervin de Rozario.

From Auckland's east to US wild west

Former Macleans College head girl Angela Zhou has landed a role on US TV show Hell on Wheels.

Angela Zhou has landed the role of a lifetime in an Emmy-nominated American television show.

Peer support to boost breastfeeding

The team behind the peer support programme is looking forward to what lies ahead. From left, Lynne Welsh, Robynne Uerata-Tango from Papakura Marae and Florence Isoefa and Leanne Stewart from Greenstone Family Clinic.

Counties Manukau Health have launched a new programme to promote healthy feeding of infants and toddlers.

Village seeking support from all of Auckland

The Howick Historical Village provided carriage rides on Queens Wharf on Auckland Anniversary Day this year, an example of their regional activities.

Howick Historical Village is significant to all of Auckland, not just Howick.

Classic bike show features Kiwi icon

The "Spirit of Munro" Scout is painted in Burt Munro's racing livery and will be auctioned at this year's Classic and Custom Bike Show on August 15-16.

It's not every day you get the chance to get your hands on a one-off icon of New Zealand motorbike history.

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